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NOUN (1)

1. the branch of theology that defends God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Theodicy \The*od"i*cy\, n. [NL. theodicaea, fr. Gr. ? God + ? right, justice: cf. F. th['e]odic['e]e.] 1. A vindication of the justice of God in ordaining or permitting natural and moral evil. [1913 Webster] 2. That department of philosophy which treats of the being, perfections, and government of God, and the immortality of the soul. --Krauth-Fleming. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

theodicy n 1: the branch of theology that defends God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil